Elizabeth. Zenaida Yankowsky as Elizabeth. c Robbie Jack
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Elizabeth

William Tuckett is not satisfied with the version of Elizabeth I that history so often presents to us: a politician, a statesman, a demanding leader o...
Unexploded Ordnances Barbican, photo by Matt Delbridge (1)
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

The term ‘play’ feels almost inappropriate for this exciting new production by Split Britches, and perhaps fails to do justice to the experience of wa...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Crave

Sarah Kane’s Crave is experimental theatre that abstracts feelings of craving something or someone. Cunningham and Henderson’s production takes the fo...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Pluto

The overwhelming sentiment when I left the Barbican after seeing ‘Pluto’ was: “This was amazing but I am exhausted!”. I would definitely recommend it ...
FCBergman 300 el x 50 el x 30 el 03
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300 el x 50 el x 30 el

The Belgian collective FC Bergman has created a surreal performance that sheds a bizarre yet totally captivating light to equally bizarre lives. In a ...
Lift Off (Je brasse de l’air) By L’Insolite Mécanique
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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LIFT OFF (Je brasse de l’air)

Lift Off (Je brasse de l’air) constructs a unique relationship between the human and the mechanical, drawing you directly into the heart of an immeasu...
3.0★ ★ ★
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Snow Mouse

Snow Mouse is an enchanting seasonal and festive production which is aimed at 'babies, pre-schoolers and their families'. On entering the room we were...
Coriolanus Royal Shakespeare Theatre
3.0★ ★ ★
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Coriolanus

Coriolanus comes to the Barbican as the first instalment of the RSC’s Roman season in a transfer from Stratford. Any production of this under-performe...
Ninagawa Company, Macbeth
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Macbeth

Famous improvisational troupe the Comedy Store Players play a game where they ask the audience to suggest styles of theatre for them to continue the s...